Token Boards Reimagined

Token Boards Reimagined

Token Boards Reimagined: Alternatives to the standard token board A token economy is a reinforcement strategy used to help increase a desired behavior. These tokens are given to the child when the desired behavior is seen. After accumulating the designated number of tokens, they can be exchanged for a larger reward. A token board is […]

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Back-to-School Tips from ABA

Back-to-School Tips from ABA

Back-to-School Tips from ABA “Back-to-school” season is one of the most exciting and intimidating times of the year. Kids get to see their friends, parents get some alone time, and teachers get to do what they love! And there are also so many responsibilities that return with the start of the school year – so […]

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Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior

Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior

Taking a Beat Mindfully Responding to Challenging Behavior When children have communication deficits, often you’ll see them engage in other behaviors to get their needs met.  These behaviors can be unsafe or not appropriate, and often referred to as “challenging behaviors” or “problem behaviors.” When thinking about how to respond to these challenging behaviors, we […]

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Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment

Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment

Negative Reinforcement vs. Punishment The difference between negative reinforcement and punishment is often confused. When looking at reinforcement versus punishment, it’s important to understand the stimulus change and the effect on the behavior. In behavior analysis, positive and negative are used to describe the stimulus change and not the effect. In other words, positive means […]

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Spring Cleaning with Kids

Spring Cleaning with Kids

Spring Cleaning with Kids Looking to delegate some spring cleaning to your kids this year? Children of all ages can participate in household chores, but where should you start? Task analysis! What is Task Analysis? Task analysis is a teaching process that simplifies complex tasks (like chores) into smaller steps that are easier for children […]

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Behavior-Specific Praise

Behavior-Specific Praise

Going Past “Good Job” Praise is a simple, yet powerful tool. Behavior-Specific Praise is a form of reinforcement describing desired Behavior that is Specific to the child, through a positive Praise statement. So what is BSP? It is a positive praise statement describing a specific behavior. It’s a way to provide positive attention to appropriate […]

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How to Use Do Language

How to Use Do Language

How to Use Do Language: alternatives to “no” “stop” “don’t” In ABA therapy, we like to teach children replacement behaviors. This means teaching children what to do instead of what not to do. This can be taught through language as well, which is where “do” language comes in. These are phrases that specifically tell the […]

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